Chamber Events and Sponsorships
The Chamber hosts many events throughout the year, which are enhanced by the participation of member sponsors. Chamber events are designed to connect people on either a business or social level and only members have the opportunity to serve as event sponsors. Being a sponsor is a great way for businesses to receive publicity while showing support for The Chamber and community. The cost depends on the event and the level of sponsorship. Below is a list of Chamber events and sponsorship opportunities available.
The Gala is held each year to revisit accomplishments from the previous year, review priorities for the current year and recognize exceptional volunteer leaders. It’s a memorable evening of great food and outstanding entertainment typically attended by over 700 people. It provides an opportunity to catch up with friends, business colleagues and key business leaders in the community. Click HERE to review sponsorship opportunities.
Business After Hours
Chamber’s monthly evening mixer. The Chamber member sponsor hosts the event at their facility providing them an opportunity to showcase their firm and provide food, drink and an atmosphere conducive for networking with other members. Click HERE to review sponsorship opportunities.
The Chamber’s annual business to business trade show features approximately 85 of the Springfield area’s finest businesses showcasing their products and services. Exhibitors and attendees share ideas, network, meet new customers, gain exposure, introduce new products and build bonds that lead to business growth. Click HERE to review sponsorship opportunities.
Corporate Cup Challenge Golf Outing
The Chamber’s annual golf outing has become one of the largest local outings of the year. Held in July, the Corporate Cup Challenge features Springfield area businesses competing against one another in a shotgun start scramble format. The outing includes 18 holes of golf with cart, refreshments on the course, continental breakfast, lunch, dinner and awards. The top three teams in three different flights receive prizes, but only the best of the best earns the right to keep the Corporate Cup Challenge traveling trophy. Click HERE to review sponsorship opportunities.
Economic Outlook Breakfast
Each year, business leaders in Sangamon County gather at The Chamber’s Economic Outlook Breakfast to learn about the condition of our economy. A nationally recognized economist presents an overview of our national economy and how it will impact our local community. Global issues that drive U.S. economics and an outlook for investment markets are also reviewed. Click HERE to review sponsorship opportunities.
Elected Officials ReceptionTake advantage of this opportunity to meet with individuals who have been elected to serve our community. This informal reception provides a unique networking opportunity to interact face-to-face with city and county elected officials. Please join us for a reception where you can connect with other Chamber members and our elected officials. Click HERE to review sponsorship opportunities.
Good Morning Springfield
Chamber’s morning mixer held six times throughout the year. The Chamber member sponsor hosts the event at their facility providing them an opportunity to showcase its firm and provide a light breakfast and an atmosphere conducive for networking with other members. Click HERE to review sponsorship opportunities.
Job & Career Fairs
Held semi-annually, The Chamber Job & Career Fairs draw prospective employees from all over Sangamon County and Central Illinois. Attendees include professionals seeking a change, newcomers to the area, college and high school students. Click HERE to review sponsorship opportunities.
This leadership development program features an eight-month series of seminars during which participants gain enhanced leadership skills and in-depth exposure to critical issues affecting the Springfield area. Participants meet community leaders and decision-makers who share their perspectives on significant problems and opportunities. Click HERE to review sponsorship opportunities.
Plae Dae Picnic
The Chamber’s hosts the annual Plae Dae Picnic in July. The Picnic features great food, beverages, music and conversation! It provides a relaxed, casual setting to meet fellow Chamber members and to catch up with old friends and business colleagues. The event is also a great opportunity for businesses to show their appreciation by purchasing tickets and giving them to dedicated employees and customers. For over six decades, the Plae Dae Picnic remains a tradition of fun, food and friendship! Click HERE to review sponsorship opportunities.
Small Business Awards Luncheon
This annual event recognizes area small business owners and entrepreneurs for their outstanding achievements. Individuals who, despite facing tremendous adversity, would do it all over again, and whose fervor for running a business is rivaled only by his or her willingness to serve the community. Regular attendees include area business owners and leaders, local and state politicians, and small business advocates and employees. Click HERE to review sponsorship opportunities.
Click HERE for a list of the 2016 nominees.
State of the City Luncheon
The national picture is important, but what about the outlook of your community and your customer base? Each year, the Springfield mayor provides a State of the City address that provides the administration’s view of the state of the city, a review of accomplishments from the past year and a look at priorities over the next 12 months. Click HERE to review sponsorship opportunities.